Two verbal commitments in two days for Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes, as 3-star edge rusher Thomas Davis out of Lowndes High School(Valdosta, GA), announced on Monday that he’d be coming to play for UM. Davis de-committed from Mississippi State back in early June.
229 to the 305!! @Coach_MannyDiaz @coachstroud @JameyDubose @heard_coach @ChadSimmons_ @CoachField pic.twitter.com/98aNA8JW8i— Thomas Davis (@Itstdamove) July 27, 2020
Davis is the second player outside of South Florida to join the 2021 recruiting class for the Hurricanes, next to tight end Elijah Arroyo out of Texas.
247 Sports composite has Davis as the #50 outside linebacker in the 2021 cycle, and #76 for the state of Georgia.
While his recruiting rankings may have him as a 3-star, Davis’ play is much higher. Last season, Davis recorded 11.5 sacks, 16.5 TFLs and 47 total tackles. He was named Defensive Player of the Year for Region 1-7A, and helped his team to a 14-1 record and a spot in the state championship game.
11.5 sacks last year, defensive player of the year. Welcome to the U Thomas Davis! pic.twitter.com/tAoPT7Q4EU— Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) July 27, 2020
He clocked a 4.8 40-yard dash time, and with a 6-1 235 pound frame, Davis possesses both the athleticism and pass-rushing skills, making him a very promising prospect, and a player who can help the Hurricanes defense for the next several years.